Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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DECEMBER 1st is the deadline to be considered for the following fall class.

Applications being accepted until January 15, 2018.

Admission Criteria

To be eligible for the DMS program, you must have at least:
  • Associates degree or higher in healthcare program with hands-on patient care clinical rotations.


  • Radiologic Technology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Registered Nurse
  • *LPN (Associate Degree Programs OR if it is a Certificate Program then an Associate Degree in another field is still required)
  • Other hands-on healthcare certifications/licenses may be considered on an individual basis.  Anything considered here would most likely entail years of service working in a hospital doing some sort of direct patient care work where that hospital/facility would be willing to host the student for clinical training.  One example would be an ekg tech that a cardiac department wants to train in cardiac sonography.


Completion of the following required courses with a C or better

  • Statistics, Intermediate Algebra, or higher mathematics course
    • Washburn University offers MA 116 College Algebra and MA 140 Statistics online
  • General college-level physics and/or radiographic physics
  • Communication Skills (English, speech, or composition)
    • Washburn University offers EN 101 Freshman Composition online
  • Human Anatomy (can be combined with Physiology)
  • Human Physiology (can be combined with Anatomy)
  • Medical Terminology

All coursework must be in progress (proof required) or completed at the time of application.

GPA 2.5

Employers may request a waiver on the admissions criteria if they have a specific employee they want trained.  The employer would be expected to host the employee as a student and the facility must also meet our accreditation requirements.  The employee also must have all pre-requisite courses completed or in progress at the time of applying.


2019 DMS Program Application Packet will be available September 2018

  • Applications may be submitted between October 1 – December 1 every year.  
  • Applications must be mailed in a manila type package (no folding or stapling of application *exception-transcripts may be included in the manila envelope "as is" from the sending institution)
  • No applications are held over year to year
  • No applications will be returned to the applicant

Student Selection 

  1. A prospective student must meet the criteria laid out in “Program Admission Requirements”
  2. A prospective student must be deemed eligible by the Program Director
  3. A prospective student’s references, background check, and other application components must be deemed satisfactory by the Program Director and Clinical Coordinator
  4. There must be a signed Affiliation Agreement in place for the prospective student to ensure clinical placement